What do you mainly use to play your videos ? -poll-

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by XheartcoreboyX, Sep 25, 2007.

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What do you use to play your videos ?

  1. QuickTime only - i dont need lots of formats.. -

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    0.0%
  2. QuickTime with plugins( Perian+ WMV4Mac )

    57.6%
  3. VLC

    42.4%
  4. MPlayer OSX

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    0.0%
  5. other players..

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  1. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

    XheartcoreboyX

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    #1
    Hey guys,,,

    i just wonder what people are using to play videos when Quicktime just plays a limited number of formats...

    myself..i use VLC ..but i would love to use quicktime with perian & WMV4Mac..
    the little feature that you still see the video playing while minimized is cool..
    and the whole player looks better..

    .. i just cant figure what would give me the best quality..

    so lets see what your using and why ?! :rolleyes:
     
  2. Slumbercub macrumors regular

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    #2
    I use QT+Perian+Flip4Mac as it just about covers all formats. I also have Real Player because the BBC are morons and refuse to support anything else for online radio and news vids. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    #3
    Mostly QT with plugins, although VLC does come out occasionally. It seems it deals with errors in AVI files better than Perian does.
     
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030

    apfhex

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    #4
    I use QT+Perian+Flip4Mac so I can see the video previews in the Finder. :D But VLC for watching all unusual formats, especially if the file contains softsubs or I have a separate subtitle file.
     
  5. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    I use a projector to watch a lot of my media so it is pretty essential to have it full screen so i use VLC. I know i could use quicktime and run the script to get it to work full screen, as i used to but this method is just far easier.
     
  6. maberga29 macrumors member

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    All QT (w/plugins) all the time. I've never run into problems playing any movie through QT, what kinds of files have caused trouble for you guys?
     
  7. phungy macrumors 68020

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  8. Millwood macrumors regular

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    #8
    VLC for all my HD videos, and Quicktime for everything else.
     
  9. kwood macrumors 6502a

    kwood

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    #9
    I use QT plus Perian and Flip when I hook my MacBook into the TV to play with front row. But when watching on my MacBook, I use VLC. VLC gives me the volume boost I need to be able to hear if there is any background noise.
     

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